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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 10, 2011 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question about Grateful Dead sets...

[Phil & Jerry actually had a disagreement over this – Jerry felt they’d done all the transitions, liked to repeat familiar segues, and felt like there was a limited amount of ‘open’ material they had, as he said they’d “used up” a lot of stuff – but Phil felt that they could open up the songs a lot more & the band was getting too static…]

I find this sad that Garcia felt this way, It shows how bored he was . I think Phil saw more doors that could be opened .But even when they had newer material, it seems they still didn't go anywhere as far as they could . I always sigh, when they would play "Days Between", and (Weir...) abruptly switch to the closer . This sort of musical insensitivty/bordom drives me nuts .
With this new RTs , I love the variety of transitions they used . The first time you hear Phil do his Wharf Rat into riff, you know the are probably going to go there, but they take their t i m e , to gently slide into it . It is just lovely !

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 10, 2011 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question about Grateful Dead sets...

"I find this sad that Garcia felt this way, It shows how bored he was "

more like strung out and lazy imo

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 10, 2011 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question about Grateful Dead sets...

...Well , sadly, yeah , that too .
With the JGB , his pony, there are not too many real transitions, and the main song they took "out", was "Don't Let go" , He didn't seem to get bored with that song. So go figure .
It just seems his "comfort zone" got smaller and smaller .